- January 11, 2019 at 9:01 PM #54708
Several years ago after a friend recommended “The 24 Game” as an excellent math game, I purchased one. I absolutely agree that this one is worth buying — and using! Note: for 4th grade I use the single digit version. I wonder what educational games any of you would have to recommend?
- January 25, 2019 at 9:31 AM #55077
A simple but valuable game of visual perception for all ages is SET, which involves identifying sets of three cards out of 12 lying face up on the table. Each player plays for himself, trying to find as many sets as he can. It can also be played solo. Because it lends itself to quiet play, it’s an excellent filler activity in the classroom.
Each set of three cards has four characteristics: number of objects, their shape, color, and fill style. Each characteristic must be different on each card or identical on each card.
The game strengthens visual discrimination. It offers an advantage to the visual, non-linear thinker. The linear, logical thinker can play well, but his approach is slow and plodding. Therefore this game may offer an opportunity to the “differently thinking” student to experience a success he rarely has with his more linear school work.
A good introduction to the game can be found here:
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